The Sneeze

Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm
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Think you know Chekhov? Think again. THE SNEEZE, Michael Frayn's richly comic adaptation of the incomparable Chekhov's wild and witty vaudevillian vignettes, bounds across town and country, past rich and poor, with an improbable duel, a mismanaged marriage proposal, and, of course, a life-shattering sneeze along the way. This rollicking journey offers a different kind of "Chekhovian" world: one gone amok, awry, and askew—in all the best ways.

Review - The Sneeze: Get Out Your Handkerchiefs
by Ben Peltz - October 3, 2010

It's always a good sign when you walk into a theatre for a comedy and right away the set is making you laugh.  Such was the case for me with the playful space Jo Winiarski created for the Pearl Theatre Company's uproariously funny mounting of The Sneeze, Michael Frayn's vaudevillian octet of comedies adapted from early Chekhov one-acts and short stories. (more...)